Maintenance and operations engineering technician
Maintaining the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in industries that are part of the national infrastructure engineering sector, such as electricity generating, oil and gas refining and pharmaceuticals.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 36 months
- Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have either:
- 3 GCSEs at grade C or higher, including maths, English and a science (or equivalent)
- relevant experience.
- What apprentices will learn
- operating and maintaining plant and equipment
- finding and fixing faults in plant and equipment
- assessing and testing plant and equipment
- environmental, health and safety law, regulations and standards
- engineering theory and principles relevant to their role
- interpreting technical specifications and documents
- specialist skills in electrics, mechanics, control and instrumentation, wind turbines, or plant operations
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 in English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
Apprentices will be eligible to register as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) with the relevant professional engineering institution.